Hip Pain Specialist

Non-Surgical Orthopedic Center

Orthopedics & Physical Medicine located in Oceanside, CA

If you think hip pain is only a problem for retired adults, consider this: From 2000 to 2010, total hip replacements increased by 205% in adults aged 45-54. With the early treatment of hip pain, Bryan Hawkins, DO, and the team at Non-Surgical Orthopedic Center may help you prevent surgery down the road. Your pain can be relieved and most underlying problems healed with a combination of regenerative therapies, electrostimulation, physical medicine, and osteopathic manipulation. To schedule an appointment, call the office in Oceanside, California, or use the online booking feature.

Hip Pain Q&A

What causes hip pain?

Hip pain may develop for many reasons, from joint dysfunction and degenerative disease to an acute sports accident and overuse injury. A few of the most frequent causes of hip pain include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Hip dislocation
  • Osteoporosis
  • Hip fracture
  • Hip labral tear
  • Muscle strain
  • Hip impingement
  • Inflammatory conditions (bursitis, tendinitis)

When you have hip pain, the underlying problem may also cause symptoms such as loss of motion, swelling, and the inability to put weight on the joint.

How is hip pain treated?

The first step is to diagnose the source of your hip pain. This process isn’t always straightforward because the pain you feel in your hip may originate in your spine, pelvis, or legs.

The team at Non-Surgical Orthopedic Center has extensive experience using musculoskeletal ultrasound to identify the smallest injuries and problems. The center is equipped with the latest high-definition ultrasound technology, giving them superior in-office imaging and providing information that can’t be found with other diagnostic techniques.

Once the exact source of your hip pain is identified, your individualized treatment plan may include a combination of several therapies. Examples of treatments include corticosteroid or Sarapin® injections, physical medicine, and osteopathic manipulation.

The doctors at Non-Surgical Orthopedic Center offer innovative options such as electro-stimulation therapy to boost healing and improve function. They’re also experts in regenerative therapies such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell injections.

How can PRP and stem cell therapy relieve hip pain?

PRP and stem cells may be injected alone or used together to boost your overall results.


PRP is packed with platelets that contain specialized proteins called growth factors. When you’re injured, these growth factors are responsible for activating your natural healing response. When they’re injected at the site of your hip problem, they speed up healing, recruit stem cells to the area, and support tissue regeneration.

Stem cells

Adult stem cells actively rebuild the tissues you need to heal your injury or disease. They self-replicate to create a new cell, then that cell develops into tendon, ligament, cartilage, muscle, bone, and collagen. Stem cells also regenerate new blood vessels to support healing.

You can get relief from your hip pain at Non-Surgical Orthopedic Center — call or book an appointment online today.

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